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>> this is "the journal" from berlin. our top story -- barack obama says the u.s. should strike syria, but he wants approval from congress first. >> u.s. ppt barack obama says he will seek support from congress for a military strike against syria. in a nationally televised address on saturday the president said he does not need congressional approval for such action, but would ask for authorization nonetheless. boehm left no doubt that he himself reached the decision that military action should be taken. here's what he had to say -- >> after careful deliberation, i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. this would not be an open-ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. but i'm confident we can hold the assad regime accountable for their use of chemical weapons, deter this kind of behavior, and degrade their capacity to carry it out. our military has positioned assets in the region. the chairman of the joint chiefs has informed me that
. barack obama cancels meeting with vladimir putin. >> and the plight of african american -- the plight of afghan refugees. >> egypt felt military led government says diplomatic efforts to resolve the political crisis have failed. following efforts by the european union and the united arab intimates to defuse the crisis, and the u.s. are among the latest to try to break the deadlock. >> egypt has experienced renewed violence and turmoil over the last month since the military overthrew mohamed morsi, the leader of the muslim brotherhood. the political crisis in the arab world's largest nation is at a deadly new phase. >> the interior prime minister cannot be swayed even by john mccain and lindsey graham. the report blames the contraction on the muslim brotherhood. that is the official version. not everyone agrees. >> the negotiations failed because neither side was ready to compromise. everyone should be able to compromise for the country. only foreign interest will benefit if we fail. >> he hopes that egypt can move to election soon. and that the gaps can be peacefully closed without an
.s. president barack obama canceled plans to meet russian president putin next month. >> what sounded like a slap at obama, the russian prime minister told reporters it is time for the u.s. and russia to work together as grown-ups. >> he came to washington with a long list of issues. up for discussion, afghanistan, iran, and north korea, arms control, and human rights. both sides were ready for open and frank talks, but on this day, one issue overshadowed all the rest. >> it's no secret that we have experienced some challenging moments. obviously not just over the snowden case. we will discuss these differences today for certain, but this meeting remains important above and beyond the collisions and the moments of disagreement. >> both sides have signaled agreement, and a lot depends on us. we need to work together in an adult manner. we have done our part, and we expect a similar attitude in return. >> so the foreign ministers are talking, but few expect big breakthroughs here. >> let's pull in our washington correspondent. we see the ministers talking, but i'm still wondering why these t
>> hello and welcome. i am at the news desk in berlin. these are the headlines. president obama promises more transparency on the u.s. spying programs. german intelligence admits terrorcell phone data of suspects to other agencies but denies information is used to carry out drone attacks, and the bundesliga soccer season kicks off. barack obama has responded to growing unease in the united states about mass electronic surveillance. in a rare media conference before heading off for his summer holiday, the u.s. president on this new oversight measures and more transparency, that he stressed the surveillance programs revealed by edward snowden would continue. he criticized russia, which has offered edward snowden temporary asylum. >> for weeks, obama kept quiet as public anger brood over government spying, and now he has seek to have a better balance. >> we can and must be more transparent, so i have directed the intelligence community to make public as much information as possible. given the history of abuse by government and it is right to asked the questions of -- to be asking t
>> hello, and a warm welcome. these are our top stories this hour. u.s. president rock obama is still urging caution on syria, -- barack obama is still urging caution on syria. a shakeup at microsoft after ceo steve ballmer says he is on the borussia dortmund when in the bundesliga. syria with news that the united nations high are presented for disarmament arrived in the country. the job facing angela kane is to gain access to the site close to damascus of the suspected chemical attack after opponents of bashar al-assad claimed the syrian government forces used chemical weapons on wednesday in a tax said to have left hundreds dead, but the bashar al-assad regime said it was the rebels who employed chemical weapons. the one thing that is clear is that theaters that have come in -- is fears that chemical weapons have been deployed to prompt the united states to move forces near the region. >> what really happened? leaders want to know what took place and what action the world community should take. speaking to cnn, u.s. president barack obama called the accusations of a chemica
in the syrian crisis. member ofut unnamed the obama administration says the u.s. believes there is very little doubt that the regime used chemical weapons against civilians last week. the u.s. defense secretary says america's military is ready to take action if the president orders. meanwhile, the syrian government said it would allow u.n. inspectors to access the site of the alleged attack. >> the announcement came as the foreign minister met with the un disarmament chief. the regime said it would allow chemicals inspectors to investigate the suspected gas attack. at the same time, the syrian government warned the u.s. against military intervention, saying it would create a ball of fire that would engulf the region. but washington is not ruling out out. chuckisit to malaysia, hagel says the u.s. is ready for all eventualities. >> the president has asked the defense department to prepare options for all contingencies. we have done that. to again, we are prepared exercise whatever options if he decides to employ one of those options. >> western leaders are increasingly convinced chemical weapon
.s. president barack obama is urging caution on syria, but he as ask the pentagon to prepare thesked -- he has asked pentagon to prepare military options. lebanon holds a day of national mourning. and happy birthday to the bundesliga. it was 50 years ago that the german top flight kicked off. we will have all the results from this weekend's action. in syria, with news that the u.n.'s hi records and a for disarmament is there -- high representative for disarmament is there. she is attempting to gain access to supposed -- alleged chemical chemicald sites of attacks. the u.s. has begun to move forces into place in the region. >> a father mourns the death of his children. he cannot understand how something so awful could happen to his family. the opposition blames the assad regime, saying it killed hundreds during nerve gas attacks. doctors without borders has confirmed 3600 patients in syrian hospitals displayed neurotoxic symptoms. assad regime continues to reject accusations that it was responsible for the attacks. state television showed footage of chemical materials in panels allegedly used b
by the new agreement. u.s. president, barack obama, went on the offensive in the nsa scandals. >> we can and must be transparent. muchve to make public as information about these programs as possible. given the history of abuse by governments, it is right to ask questions about surveillance, particularly as technology is reshaping every aspect of our lives. >> he announced a review of u.s. surveillance programs and that he would appoint an independent commission to evaluate data collection how. earlier two internet firms said they would cease custom data gathering. one was reportedly in the region used by edward snowden to send in printed messages. he said the debate would have taken place without revelation, but he repeated the call for him to return to the u.s. to face the espionage charges. >> queen elizabeth begins her summer holiday in scotland on friday. her husband is expected to join her on monday. the newest member of the royal family, prince george,
barack obama condemned the violence, which cairo now admits left more than 500 people dead. >> muslim brotherhood insists the true death toll is even higher. meanwhile, people in cairo and other cities around egypt ave been trying to bury their victims. >> it has become a makeshift morgue for those who died in the army crackdown. relatives of the dead say the authorities are making it difficult to obtain permits to bury them. >> the health ministry is refusing to send people to document the dead bodies. the doctors did the report, but they are unofficial and not accepted. the rights of these people are being ignored. >> security forces have been able to bury their dead. the government has praised them for what it called self- restraint in the face of attacks as they moved in to clear the camp. the muslim brotherhood insists that its protests were nonviolent. >> we will continue until the last man among us dies. the general will be kicked not out of the country, but he will be put on trial and kicked without shoes. >> the u.s. president condemned the steps taken by the interim governme
. >> comments from president obama were more cautious. >> i have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken. in no event are we considering any kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground, that would involve a .ong-term campaign we are looking at the possibility of a limited, that would help make sure that not only syria, but others around the world understand that the international community cares about maintaining this chemical weapons ban. ,> in and around syria preparations are being made for a possible u.s. military strike. such as here, on the israeli border. a missile defense has been deployed near the city of tel aviv. >> we are being joined by our middle east correspondent. of refugeesousands pouring across the border into lebanon. what are they telling you? an exodus weeally are seeing, it's quite normal traffic right now. it depends who you are talking to. a lot of people are coming from areas controlled by the regime, saying they are quite worried about what is going to happen. aboutre not so worried the american military strikes. they are
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